Food Handler Certification

It is recommended that anyone working in the food industry acquire Food Handler Certification.
Certification is valid in Ontario for five (5) years.

2018 Food Handler Class Schedule

  • Elgin County High School Students ONLY: Friday, February 2, 2018: 9am - 4pm (Register Here)
  • Spring Session: Saturday, April 7, 2018:  9am - 4pm ($40.00 fee: Registration required)
  • Fall Session: Saturday, October 20, 2018: 9am - 4pm ($40.00 fee: Registration required)
     

Other Food Handler Certification Options

Self-Study

  1. Download and study the FREE PROVINCIAL FOOD HANDLER TRAINING MANUAL
    This resource is provided free by the Ministry of Health & Long-Term Care (MOHLTC)
    (Need a PDF reader? You can download one here).
  2. Upon completing the training manual, contact the Health Unit to write the Certification Exam
    ($10.00 fee; exam dates listed below): 519-631-9900

ESTPH 2017 Certification Exam Dates

  • $10.00 fee; Photo ID required day of the exam; Registration required; Register Online or call 519-631-9900
    • Monday, December 11: 10:00am - 11:00am

ESTPH 2018 Certification Exam Dates

  • $10.00 fee; Photo ID required day of the exam; Registration required; Register Online or call 519-631-9900
    • Monday, January 8: 10:00am - 11:00am
    • Monday, February 12: 10:00am - 11:00am
    • Monday, March 12: 10:00am - 11:00am
    • Monday, April 23: 10:00am - 11:00am
    • Monday, May 14: 10:00am - 11:00am
    • Monday, June 11: 10:00am - 11:00am
    • Tuesday, September 18: 10:00am - 11:00am
    • Monday, October 22: 10:00am - 11:00am
    • Monday, November 19: 10:00am - 11:00am
    • Monday, December 10: 10:00am - 11:00am

Please Note: Exam dates and Classes are subject to cancellation based on low registration numbers. Registrants will be offered guaranteed seats in other scheduled sessions.

On-Line Study Recommendations

    Classroom Format

    ESTPH does Not provide Smart Serve Certification

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